Liverpool update – Joel Ward a surprise target?

Liverpool’s defence has been woeful at times this season, only sometimes masked by the criticism of £16m signing Mario Balotelli. Now The Guardian believe 24-year-old Crystal Palace defender could be a possible target for Brendan Rodgers. Joel Ward began his career on the South Coast with Portsmouth in 2006 and worked his way through the club’s academy. He spent the …

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Gareth ThomasLiverpool update – Joel Ward a surprise target?

Man City & Arsenal – Leicester’s Liam Moore wanted

Leicester City’s 21-year-old defender Liam Moore will be looking through the papers today and seeing his name linked with Premier League giants Manchester City and Arsenal. The Sun understand that Leicester City would ask for about £10m to consider selling Moore. The young defender can play at either right-back or centre-back and has featured in all 8 of Leicester City’s games …

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Gareth ThomasMan City & Arsenal – Leicester’s Liam Moore wanted

Liverpool’s Gerrard may “regret” rejecting Real Madrid

There is no doubt that Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is something of a Premier League legend. The former England captain famously turned down Chelsea but he has also told a press conference he turned down an offer from Spanish giants Real Madrid. Liverpool face Real Madrid in the biggest game since their Champions League return tomorrow evening as the current …

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Gareth ThomasLiverpool’s Gerrard may “regret” rejecting Real Madrid

Ferdinand set to be dumped by QPR & ‘arry Redknapp

Rio Ferdinand once cost Manchester United just over £30m but now after only a few months at London club QPR, the Daily Mirror believe Harry Redknapp is ready to offload him. Rio Ferdinand began his career at West Ham United making 127 league appearances for the club. He had a short loan spell on the South Coast with Bournemouth before …

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Gareth ThomasFerdinand set to be dumped by QPR & ‘arry Redknapp

England U21 loaned out to Derby County

Derby County have acted quickly in bringing in a goalkeeper on a one months loan after first choice stopper Lee Grant picked up an injury on Saturday. Derby boss, Steve McLaren has identified Jack Butland as the man to come in on loan to help out the Rams. Butland, despite being just 21-years-old has already been to a European Championships …

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Oliver BainesEngland U21 loaned out to Derby County

Birmingham City part company with Lee Clark

Birmingham City have today announced that manager Lee Clark and his assistant Steve Watson have been sacked with immediate effect. The 41-year-old Geordie has been at the club since June 2012 but now leaves Birmingham with the club languishing in 21st place in the Championship. Clark started his career in football as a midfielder and played for Newcastle, Sunderland and …

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Gareth ThomasBirmingham City part company with Lee Clark

Arsenal’s Oxlade-Chamberlain would play for England U21s

Yesterday we brought you the news that Everton boss Roberto Martinez had told England Under-21s to avoid picking his midfielder Ross Barkley in the European Under-21s Championships next summer. Now, according to The Times, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has declared himself interested in representing his country at that level. Debate is already beginning as to whether England U21 coach Gareth Southgate should …

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Gareth ThomasArsenal’s Oxlade-Chamberlain would play for England U21s

“Sterling should be commended” – Michael Owen

Raheem Sterling’s, “I’m tired” claim, seems to be running its course. With a mixture of feelings towards the teenagers comments, former England striker, Michael Owen has had his say on the subject. Speaking to BBC Sport, Owen said, “Maybe he was being honest, thinking he was a little more tired than he was but still wanting to play,” said Owen, “If he …

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Oliver Baines“Sterling should be commended” – Michael Owen

Everton – Martinez tells England U21s to avoid Barkley

England U21s made it a successful international break by qualifying for the European Under-21s Championships next summer but now Everton boss Roberto Martinez wants them to avoid picking Ross Barkley. BBC Sport report that Martinez is worried about the fitness of his midfielder who is only just returning from injury. Gareth Southgate, manager of England U21s, has some decisions to make …

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Gareth ThomasEverton – Martinez tells England U21s to avoid Barkley

Man United update – Cleverley may to return to Old Trafford

Aston Villa loanee Tom Cleverley could be willing to return to Old Trafford at the end of the season and fight for his place in Louis Van Gaal’s squad. Manchester Evening News carry quotes from Brian McClair, Manchester United’s academy director, who says his career in the North-West is not over. Tom Cleverley is 25-years-old and joined Manchester United in 2000 …

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Gareth ThomasMan United update – Cleverley may to return to Old Trafford

Liverpool Update – “Gerrard is probably the best captain in the game itself” – Henderson

Newly elected vice-captian, Jordon Henderson has heaped praise on team-mate Steven Gerrard who celebrates his 11th anniversary of being named the Liverpool captain. Gerrard took to Instgram to post this message – “11 years ago today I became the captain of my boyhood team, one of the proudest days of my career.” Meanwhile, Henderson, 24, has commented on Gerrard’s captaincy …

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Oliver BainesLiverpool Update – “Gerrard is probably the best captain in the game itself” – Henderson

Aston Villa update – Grealish signs new contract, Delph set to join him

Aston Villa have today officially announced that their young star Jack Grealish has signed a new contract with the club. The 19-year-old midfielder is a hot prospect in the Premier League and his new deal is 4-years-long. Jack Grealish is a boyhood Villa fan and graduate of the youth academy that he has been part of since 2001. He can …

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Gareth ThomasAston Villa update – Grealish signs new contract, Delph set to join him

England’s Carroll not interested in Newcastle return

Yesterday we reported the news that Newcastle United were set to make an offer for former striker Andy Carroll with West Ham United ready to offload him. However, now the Newcastle Chronicle understand that Carroll is not interested in a move back to the North-East. Andy Carroll has had a torrid time of injures since leaving St James’ Park in January …

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Gareth ThomasEngland’s Carroll not interested in Newcastle return

Newcastle to re-sign England striker on the cheap?

Andy Carroll cost Liverpool £35m in January 2011 when he made the deadline day switch to Anfield from Newcastle United. However, despite probably feeling on top of the world, this wouldn’t last long in a dreadful, injury hit stay on Merseyside. Liverpool allowed him to move to West Ham but has since suffered even more with injuries and so Chronicle …

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Gareth ThomasNewcastle to re-sign England striker on the cheap?

Should Raheem Sterling be criticised for “feeling tired”?

There has been a lot of criticism falling on the shoulders on teenager Raheem Sterling after it was discovered that the Liverpool winger asked not to start as he said he was feeling tired. Sterling was complying with the warm-up just before the game and turned to the managing staff and asked to be rested. England manager, Roy Hodgson revealed …

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Oliver BainesShould Raheem Sterling be criticised for “feeling tired”?

England canter to victory, Group E too easy?

England were comfortable victors last night as they saw off part-timers San Marino 5-0 at Wembley. Phil Jagielka, Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck and Andros Townsend all found the net for the Three Lions with and own goal making it 5. This now means England have 6 points from 6 in their Euro 2016 qualifiers so far and are marching on …

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Gareth ThomasEngland canter to victory, Group E too easy?

Everton’s John Stones out for rest of 2014?

20-year-old Everton defender John Stones has been ruled out for a number of months, believed to be until 2015. BBC Sport confirm that the ankle injury he suffered in the 2-1 defeat to Manchester United will need surgery and this is a blow to the Toffees. John Stones was carried off during injury time at Old Trafford meaning the youngster has …

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Gareth ThomasEverton’s John Stones out for rest of 2014?

WATCH – Who knew Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson had this in his locker?

Well,,who knew that England and Liverpool midfielder, Jordan Henderson had this in his locker? Watch Henderson’s stunning striker HERE The midfielder fired this unstoppable shot past Joe Hart in England’s training session ahead of their Euro 2016 qualifier with San Marino. If you listen carefully, you can hear the astonishment in Joe Hart’s voice as the ball flies past him. …

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Oliver BainesWATCH – Who knew Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson had this in his locker?

Manchester United Update – Rooney looking at goal-tally

Manchester United and England striker, Wayne Rooney says that he is looking to overtake England hero Jimmy Greaves in the England all-time goalscoring charts. Rooney has bagged 41 goals for England in 97 appearances, three behind Greaves and just eight behind leading scorer Sir Bobby Charlton. Speaking to Sky Sports News, Rooney said, “It’s there. There’s no denying it,” he said. …

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Oliver BainesManchester United Update – Rooney looking at goal-tally

Is the “39th game” in the Premier League madness?

The Premier League is the most watched football division in the World. The official website give stats of 4.7 billion viewers in a season across 212 territories and shown in 643m homes. The money made from broadcasting rights amount to £1.2 billion over a three-year cycle as the Premier League is now more lucrative then any other. However one issue that has …

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Gareth ThomasIs the “39th game” in the Premier League madness?